Leadership Theories And Styles


  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. View the presentation and videos listed below:
  3. After viewing all of the resources, consider people you know whom you consider to be effective leaders:
    1. Why were they leaders?
    2. Do you think their personality or their skills were most responsible for their effectiveness at being a leader?
    3. Consider the differences in being a servant and being a leader. Are there situations in which these two concepts can merge?
  4. Write a paper that addresses the following issues or questions concerning what you have learned about leadership and servant leadership:
    1. Compare and contrast servant leadership with the other leadership styles. Provide a detailed explanation for your evaluation that demonstrates clear, insightful critical thinking.
    2. Evaluate the usefulness of servant leadership to both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Provide a detailed explanation for your evaluation that demonstrates clear, insightful critical thinking.
    3. How effective would servant leadership be in your particular business or industry?
    4. How useful is servant leadership to your own leadership role?
  5. Provide a detailed explanation for your evaluation that demonstrates clear, insightful critical thinking.
  6. The paper should be written as a formal research paper utilizing APA format with correct spelling and grammar, with a cover page that includes a running head, abstract, thesis statement in the introduction, body, conclusion, and reference page. At least five academic, peer review references (only one book reference can be used) are required for the paper. Your paper should be approximately 600 words in length, not including the cover page, abstract, and reference page. For questions on APA Style, go to OCLS APA Writing Styles Guides.
  7. When you have completed your assignment, save a copy for yourself and submit a copy to your instructor using the Assignment submission page by the end of the workshop (Turnitin enabled).

MegaGlobe Business Solutions

Scenario: You are the CEO of MegaGlobe Business Solutions, a financial consulting corporation based in Chicago that has just recently opened new offices in São Paulo, Brazil and Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. As part of this transition, your employees will now be working collaboratively with employees at these locations to provide financial consulting services in these new markets. To assist with the transition, you will develop an internal leadership blog for your employees that addresses the implications of leading within a culturally-diverse and changing global business environment. This blog should focus on the need to positively adapt to a variety of leadership styles and individual differences within these cultures.

View the videos listed in this week’s classroom materials for ideas about how to effectively lead, motivate, and communicate with your employees about the need to adapt within this changing business environment.

Write a 1,050-word internal leadership blog using the Leadership Blog template, and include the following:

  • Explain the implications of leading within a changing global business environment.
  • Describe the Team Leadership Model and how this relates to your current business practices.
  • Outline positive aspects of gender, diversity, culture, and teamwork that can improve overall business performance.
  • Apply principles of motivational leadership within a variety of diverse cultures.
  • Use at least one image, photo, chart, or graph to deliver a key concept within your blog.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

The following attached template must be completed with the above content being sure to answer all questions.

Managing Groups and Teams

Write a research paper that analyzes methods used to appropriately manage groups and teams. In your paper, be sure to include the following:

 Discuss the process of evolving a group into a team, and discuss the importance of organizational culture in that process.

 Evaluate the leadership styles that are effective for managing groups and teams, including unique considerations for leading multicultural teams.

 Describe the benefits and drawbacks of having groups or teams in terms of groupthink vs. teamthink.


Be sure to follow the guidelines below:

 Your introduction should engage the reader and clearly present the thesis and a summary of the main points to clarify your point of view.

 Review of literature should present a critical analysis and synthesis of the existing research.

 Discussion should reveal insightful analysis of research.

 A summary should be present that reviews or summarizes key points and provides a smooth transition between sections.

 Writing should be clear and concise with correct use of sentence structure and should be free of grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors.

 Your paper should be at least four pages in length.

You must also use at least five outside sources to support assertions and conclusions.

 All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA format.